Reactions to Jacob Turner’s Designation

Jacob Turner

Why was Jacob Turner released? Let's look at some reactions. Juan Rodriguez at the Sun-Sentinel summed it up this way: Turner showed plenty of flashes, but struggled to string together a run of competitive starts. His biggest issue this season was closing out hitters and innings. Opponents slashed .384/.405/.571 with two outs against him. Including Sunday's loss to the Reds, who tagged him … [Read more...]

Is Stanton Amicable Towards Staying Put With the Marlins?

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Miami Marlins

Winning 5 of their past 6 games (50-53 overall), it appears the Marlins are resurging just in time to make a push for the playoffs. They remain 7 games out of first for the NL East but only 5.5 games back for a potential Wild Card showdown. Things are also starting to fall into place. Injuries are starting to shake out; the rotation seems to be getting some internal help from the maturation of … [Read more...]

Has the Marlins Trade With the Blue Jays Panned Out?


Let's revisit that trade made in November, 2012 for a moment. Consider the main pieces in the deal - Mark Buerhle, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio, John Buck, and Jose Reyes all headed north to Toronto while the Fish received Henderson Alvarez, Jake Marisnick, Adeiny Hechavarria, Anthony DeSclafani, Justin Nicolino, Jeff Mathis, and Yunel Escobar. The Marlins contended they got younger and … [Read more...]

Marlins and Astros Winners at the Gates; Dramatic Attendance Increases

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Miami Marlins

The Marlins and Astros will square off for a series in Houston tonight and although both teams are demonstrating remarkable improvement on the field, it is also translating to increases in ticket sales at the turnstiles. Both franchises are seeing increases of over 23% - far and away the best increases around baseball. (See the entire breakdown here.) Forbes has an interesting article that … [Read more...]

Young Marlins Fan’s Dance Goes Viral


And I do mean "viral". I was watching a Marlins game on TV one night and then I saw this. It struck me at the moment as very surreal, but it happened so fast my mind wasn't registering it. Then, later on, the video has resurfaced and has gotten tons of comments and meme-like treatment through the various social media outlets. Like this one on Vine: So much attention that he even was … [Read more...]

Casey McGehee is a Hit

during a game  at Marlins Park on April 15, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

This time last year, he was enjoying sushi rather than the sunshine in south Florida. He's a testament to the retooling of the Marlins' offense which, a year ago, was so anemic they should have had their own commercial. Now, they don't need your pity as the Marlins have made great strides on offense and one man has helped do so. You may call him "Hits". Casey McGehee was another hitter … [Read more...]

Dietrich Down; Bour Up


The Marlins made a move after their 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays last night - Derek Dietrich was sent down to AAA New Orleans. Mike Redmond addressed the media after the game, and addressed the move. Basically, he characterized Dietrich as an MLB-level player but that he needs to work on his defense. The suggestion was made that after Dietrich took a ball to the face during Spring Training … [Read more...]

Back to the Future: Marlins Trade for Bryan Morris, Add Kevin Gregg


The future is bright for the Fish, despite getting swept by the first place Braves and losing Jose Fernandez for the year. So bright, they want to make some moves now to put out some fires now. Bryan Morris was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 39th overall pick in the draft, which starts this Thursday. The Marlins recently lost Carter Capps with a right elbow sprain - adding to the … [Read more...]

Marlins Not Quite Ready for Contention; Swept by Braves

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins

The Marlins had put two runs on the board and were within one run of striking in the middle game of their series against the Braves. AJ Ramos, who has been a consistent force in the backend of the bullpen, took to the mound to give the Fish another chance. All he did was make things worse - the Braves "gumped" a few more runs and ended up finding themselves knee deep in a 9-5 victory. Who's … [Read more...]